6 Staples Every Working Woman Should Own

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We spend most of the hours of the day working (sad but true), so we should invest time and effort into finding outfits that are professional. Although it’s encouraged to incorporate appropriate of-the-moment trends into your office ensembles, it’s more crucial to own a capsule of dependable pieces that anchor your wardrobe. Discover the six items every working woman absolutely needs so you can be sure to always look amazing at the office.

Runway Manhattan

Office Style Essentials

Striped Button-Up Shirt With Ruffles

$78

J. Crew

Button-Down Blouse

Whether it's a crisp white poplin or a romantic ruffled design, a classic button-down shirt is a no-brainer. Style with a midi skirt, structured jacket and heels.

Olivia Short-Sleeve Knit Polo Dress

$995

Altuzarra

Day-To-Night Dress

A gorgeous dress you can wear to meetings and post-work drinks is a wardrobe linchpin. Choose a fitted midi that is both demure and figure-flattering.

Double-Breasted Hound’s-Tooth Blazer

$473

MSGM

Classic Blazer

Nothing is more reliable than a chic blazer when you need to add polish to workwear separates. A houndstooth double-breasted version is major right now.

Curvia Pumps

$385

Stuart Weitzman

Pointed-Toe Pumps

A no-fuss pair of black pointed-toe pumps is a non-negotiable. Refresh them each year so they don't start looking shabby.

Wide-Cut Lyocell Pants

$50

H&M

Polished Trousers

When skirts and dresses aren't your thing, a sleek pair of pants lends a borrowed-from-the-boys look. Complement with a suiting jacket or offset the vibe with a feminine blouse.

Leather Shoulder Bag

$144

Camelia Roma

Elegant Work Bag

It's a miracle if you can fit all your daily essentials in a small shoulder bag. A roomy leather tote can carry your electronics, notebooks, makeup and more—while still looking super chic.